clinke

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Name
Cecilee L.
Joined
11.02.2011
Role
Member
Points
134
Contribution
12 translations, thanked 387 times, solved 1 request, helped 1 member, left 4 comments
Interests

My main interest is foreign languages, either learning or reading them. I studied French starting in 8th grade and took classes all through high school and college and have studied abroad in France during college! I also studied Italian in college and am currently teaching myself Russian. I also love to read and watch movies and listen to music!

About me

One of my greatest passions in life is foreign languages. Almost any new person I meet finds that out immediately about me when I accidentally slip in a French word into an otherwise English conversation or when I stumble on finding an English equivalent of a French word that comes to mind instead. The happy dilemma of being bilingual!

I began taking French in middle school and I have never looked back. I took French all the way through high school and even when I didn't know a lot of French, I would translate French music I discovered on the Internet. As a way of sharing my then-new love of French music, I would translate French songs to show to my friends and family and I knew then that I wanted to be a translator. I liked being a bridge for other people to discover new cultures, and that has stayed with me ever since high school. I took French all the way through into college and even had the opportunity to study abroad in France for three months. Since then I have been back once, which was last summer with my husband, and I enjoyed it even more by having someone I love to share it with.

In addition to taking French classes for my degree, I took Italian language classes and it made me proficient in another language. When I'm not teaching foreign languages to elementary school students, my current job, I am teaching myself Russian and I aspire to be a full-time freelance translator. Please visit my website for my resumé and other translation samples that I have completed over the years!

Languages
Native
English
Fluent
French
Studied
Italian, Russian, Spanish
Contact Me

12 translations posted by clinkeDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Grégory LemarchalI Am Alive French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 8 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 8 times
Michel SardouThe River of Our Childhood French → English
3
1 vote, thanked 6 times
French → English
3
1 vote, thanked 6 times
Elisa (Italy)At Least (There's) You In The Universe Italian → English1
thanked 40 times
Italian → English
thanked 40 times
Mylène FarmerBeware French → English1
thanked 10 times
French → English
thanked 10 times
Grégory LemarchalWrite the Story French → English
thanked 7 times
French → English
thanked 7 times
StanislasThe Collapse of Feelings French → English
thanked 6 times
French → English
thanked 6 times
Ilona (France)Hello Hello French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Nolwenn LeroyBroken French → English
3
2 votes, thanked 16 times
French → English
3
2 votes, thanked 16 times
Nolwenn LeroyStay A While French → English
thanked 19 times
French → English
thanked 19 times
Nolwenn LeroyThree Sailors Breton (Brezhoneg) → English
thanked 271 times
Breton (Brezhoneg) → English
thanked 271 times
Christophe WillemTomorrow French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Christophe WillemThe proposal French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time